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McDowell Mountain Music Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

For the past few years, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has hosted a mix of jam bands and indie rock fare in the parking lot of the Compound Grill.(Previous years have featured The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Matisyahu, and Michael Franti.)

Now, before you ideas about bands and fans sweltering it out on baking asphalt (eh-hem), know that the MMMF folks do it up right: putting down lush turf and setting up enough shade for all kinds of children and twirling hippies.

The initial lineup for the 2012 festivities, set to take place April 13, 14, and 15, has been announced, and it's heavy on the jammy side, featuring Ozomatli, Galactic, Anders Osborne, Trevor Hall, Dark Star Orchestra, EOTO, Bob Schneider, and Keller Williams with The Del McCoury Band.

The festival is once again a non-profit affair, with beneficiaries Ear Candy and Phoenix Children's Hospital receiving 100% of the profits.

Check out the official lineup, and stay tuned for more announcements, including local acts that will perform at the festival.

MMMF 2012 Schedule:

Friday April, 13th 2011

4:00pm - Gates Open 5:00pm - 6pm - TBD (local) 6:30pm - 8pm - Ozomatli 8:30pm - 10:30pm - Galactic 11:00pm - 1:30am TBD (national) (Inside Compound - After Hours and must have an extra ticket)

Saturday April 14th 2011

11:00am - Gates Open 12:00pm - 12:45pm - TBD (local) 1:15pm - 2:00pm - TBD (local) 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Anders Osborne 4:30pm - 6:00pm - Trevor Hall 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Dark Star Orchestra 8:30pm - 10:30pm - Headlining Act TBD 11:00pm - 1:30am - EOTO (inside Compound - After Hours and must have an extra ticket)

Sunday April 15th 2011

11:00am - Gates Open 12:00pm - 1:30pm - TBD (national) 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Bob Schneider 4:00pm - 5:30pm - TBD (national) 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Keller Williams with the Del McCoury Band

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.